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06/17/2019

An Open Letter from our Organizer:

Showcase Events That Conflict with Popular Preliminary + Level Events
Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials
3549 Charleston Hwy
Aiken, SC 29801

To Whom it May Concern:

I am writing in regards to Eventing Showcase events that have conflicting dates with popular horse trials. In particular, Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials (SC) and Surefire Horse Trials (VA) suffered lost entries due to conflicting dates with the Eventing Showcases at Bruce’s Field and Great Meadows, respectively. Though the organizers of both horse trials worked hard to arrange the schedules so that competitors and spectators could enjoy the Showcase and compete in the horse trials, both horse trials lost entries.

Many people were surprised that the Showcase organizers choose to hold their events on dates that conflict with these popular long-existing horse trials that have tenure. Their decision to use our weekends has caused loss of advertising income, sponsorship income, Prize Money income, income from competitors, and most of all the loss of volunteers. It also caused consternation, frustration and disappointment to the many people obligated to ride, groom and officiate at our events, as they could not enjoy the Showcase activity.

The USEA High Performance Committee meeting in New Orleans seemed to avoid the Showcase topic and at the end of their reports, attempted to close the meeting twice. Denis Glaccum got their attention and I, Joannah Glass, was finally able to address the committee with my concerns and the anticipated problems noted above as well as personal annoyance at not being able to watch the Showcase myself. It was to no avail.

If USEA Areas II, III and more could team up and gather to vote against these FEI/USEF non-USEA date conflicts, and suggest that Showcase organizers not schedule over long held and respected venues it might protect all Organizers from this sort of conflict and loss. We Organizers/Owners are the ones who benefit the USEA with thousands of operating dollars. Couldn't the USEA Board vote to admonish the FEI/USEF for allowing these Showcase events to hurt the USEA's bottom line? While the Showcase is fun and exciting, it did little for the local population of competitors and would have been just as successful mid week. Who knows which USEA horse trials Organizer will be the next to face this kind of loss. If this continues to be allowed, it may contribute to the loss of lower level Events which are a major financial foundation to the USEA's bottom line and future membership.

In closing a number of Organizers wish all event organizers particularly in Area III & II would consider and or reconsider what it might be like if these type of showcase events run in your town, on your most popular dates, and reconsider your votes. It seems a solution is to host conflicting Showcase events on weekdays in towns such as Ocala or Aiken during the winter, or in rural areas during the summertime.

Thank you for your consideration

Joannah Hall Glass
Owner, Sporting Day Farm Horse Trials
[email protected]
610 613 2010

04/15/2019

We are gearing up for our April Horse Trials at #sportingdaysfarm! Mowing like mad, setting up dressage arenas tomorrow and stadium jumping on Wednesday. #Eventing #Aiken #sportingdays

03/22/2019

March 30th the Aiken Pony Club will be doing a C rating at Sporting Days Farm.

03/22/2019

March 30 through April 5, International pairs drivers Robin and Wilson Groves will be visiting from Vermont. Robin will be teaching fellow drivers while she is visiting Sporting Days Farm.

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03/07/2019

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Don't wait - get those entries in!

03/04/2019

The cross country course is open for schooling today from 10am-2pm,
schooling fee $60

03/04/2019

Congratulations to Rachel MacNab from Newmarket, Ontario who placed 3rd overall in Junior Novice Rider and won the $100 Junior Equitation Award, sponsored by SDF owner Joannah Hall Glass.

International event riders Felix Vogg and Boyd Martin getting ready for dressage.
03/03/2019

International event riders Felix Vogg and Boyd Martin getting ready for dressage.

It's a beautiful sunny day for cross country!
03/03/2019

It's a beautiful sunny day for cross country!

Photos from Sporting Days Farm's post
03/03/2019

Photos from Sporting Days Farm's post

Lillian Heard on course in the Preliminary division. 🐎Photo: Amber Heintzberger
03/03/2019

Lillian Heard on course in the Preliminary division. 🐎
Photo: Amber Heintzberger

03/03/2019

A colorful competitor having a lovely round at our March Horse Trials #sportingdays

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03/03/2019

Our jump crew is keeping a close eye on things in the show jumping ring. #SportingDays #SportingDaysFarm #SportingDaysAiken

03/01/2019

The cross country courses will be open for walking starting Friday at 3pm.

Check out our website and our 2019 sponsors! A huge thank you to Loch Moy Farm, Dover Saddlery - Aiken, SC, Aiken Saddle...
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Check out our website and our 2019 sponsors! A huge thank you to Loch Moy Farm, Dover Saddlery - Aiken, SC, Aiken Saddlery, Aiken Equine Veterinary Associates and GRC Photo. Message us or email [email protected] if you are interested in joining our sponsors.

Sporting Days Farm Hosts USEA/USEF Events, SCDCTA & GDCTA Shows,Field Hunter Tests, Clinics, USPC Meetings, Fundraisers & More!

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02/14/2019
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Sporting Days March HT still needs volunteers for both Saturday and Sunday! Please sign up on eventingvolunteers.com or contact Kelly Sigler Patterson, our fabulous volunteer coordinator, to sign up. ALL sign-ups are appreciated, even if it's just a few hours/half day. Volunteers will receive a pass for a free xc school.

United States Eventing Association - Volunteer Incentive Program

Courtney Cooper riding The Constellation Partners' Excel Star Junograaph at Sporting Days Farm horse trials. Photo court...
02/10/2019

Courtney Cooper riding The Constellation Partners' Excel Star Junograaph at Sporting Days Farm horse trials.
Photo courtesy GRC Photography.

02/08/2019

Sporting Days will be offering a TEST OF CHOICE (straight dressage) Saturday and Sunday afternoon at our March HT event- March 2 and 3. Please contact Cindy Wood at [email protected]

02/08/2019

We will be offering a X COUNTRY SCHOOLING DAY this Tuesday, February the 12th from 2-5. It is $60 to school or you can use your VOLUNTEER VOUCHER. Hope to see you there!!!

Sign up for our newsletter on our website to stay in touch with Sporting Days events like Pony Club events, schooling op...
01/05/2019

Sign up for our newsletter on our website to stay in touch with Sporting Days events like Pony Club events, schooling opportunities and horse trial updates. https://www.sportingdaysfarm.com/

12/17/2018

Congratulations to our own Joannah Hall Glass!!! She was the recipient of the Andrew H. Popiel Memorial Trophy, which recognizes the role of event organizers and their commitment to the sport. Johanna is the owner and organizer of the Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials. Go Joannah!

12/13/2018

Open Cross Country Schooling, Dec 22nd from 10:30-2:30! Cost is $60 or you can use your Volunteer Voucher and school for free!!!

10/31/2018

The November Schooling Show has been cancelled. Please join us at our recognized show in December!

10/04/2018

Entries for the schooling show on Saturday close tonight! If you can’t get Event Entries to cooperate please email me what division and test you want to ride, your name and your horse’s name! [email protected]

10/04/2018

Closing date is today for the Sporting Days Schooling Show this Saturday!!! Please go to Event Entries to sign up- if you have any problems, please contact me- [email protected]. Cross Country Schooling on Sunday 9-1!

The registration for our schooling show is now LIVE ON EVENT ENTRIES!  So please go to www.evententries.com to sign up. ...
09/26/2018
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The registration for our schooling show is now LIVE ON EVENT ENTRIES! So please go to www.evententries.com to sign up. The name of the show is Sporting Days Schooling CT and Dressage Show 10/6/2018. We will have cross country schooling available- footing and weather permitting on Sunday 10/7/18 for $50 for competitors and pony club and $60 for those not competing on Saturday. If you have any questions, you can message Kelly at: [email protected] Thanks!

09/11/2018

We will be running a Schooling Show at Sporting Days- Dressage and CT on Oct 6. Info on the website soon, however you can email Kelly at: [email protected] if you have any questions

07/06/2018

Please note your calendars for our Fall Schooling Shows!!! The first one is October 6th with a cross country schooling on the 7th. Our next one will be November 10th!

05/07/2018

Results for our Schooling Show Yesterday:
Intro A 1st: Teeter Arndt
Intro B: 1st: Teeter Arndt
BN A: 1st: Nancy Bell
CT Intro Test C: 1st Place: Malia Pemberton
BN (Big Division!) 1st: Theresa Shanan
2nd: Barbara Stelling
3rd: Jill Timons
4th: Dawn Johnson
5th: Lauren Landau
6th: Helaina Pemberton
CT Tadpole: 1st: Malia Pemberton
Thank you to all of our competitors! We had some folks come out and do Novice, Training and a couple of Prelim jump rounds, too. Thanks to all of our volunteers for braving the heat, Valerie Swygert for judging, and our Sporting Days Team. Couldn't do it without you.

Great Schooling Show today at Sporting Days!  37 rides!  Mark your calendars for more Schooling Shows in October.  Octob...
05/06/2018

Great Schooling Show today at Sporting Days! 37 rides! Mark your calendars for more Schooling Shows in October. October 6th Schooling Show and Open Cross Country School October 7th. October 27 Schooling Show and Open Cross Country October 28th. IF YOU TOOK ANY SNAPS TODAY, PLEASE SHARE THEM IN THE COMMENTS WITH US!!! WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM! Results will be posted later today!!! #SportingDaysFarm

Check out this fantastic resource for eventing volunteers! And don't forget to register today to volunteer at the upcomi...
04/04/2018
Volunteer Videos

Check out this fantastic resource for eventing volunteers! And don't forget to register today to volunteer at the upcoming April Horse Trials I/P-Starter.

Cross-Country ControllerKeeps track of riders on course usually by communication via radio with officials and others. This position requires some experience and familiarity with cross-country and even

Volunteers are the lifeblood of eventing! Competitions around the country rely heavily on the volunteer force to keep th...
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Volunteers are the lifeblood of eventing! Competitions around the country rely heavily on the volunteer force to keep their shows operating. Register today to volunteer at our April Horse Trials I/P-Starter.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of eventing! Competitions around the country rely heavily on the volunteer force to keep their shows operating.

What's new at Sporting Days? Check out our website for updates!
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Sporting Days Farm | Aiken South Carolina

What's new at Sporting Days? Check out our website for updates!

Sporting Days Farm Hosts USEA/USEF Events, SCDCTA & GDCTA Shows,Field Hunter Tests, Clinics, USPC Meetings, Fundraisers & More!

The driving force behind the sport of eventing is the many amazing volunteers! The USEA Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP...
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Participate as a volunteer at our April Horse Trials I/P-Starter!  Sign-up at eventingvolunteers.com or contact Kelly Pa...
03/30/2018

Participate as a volunteer at our April Horse Trials I/P-Starter! Sign-up at eventingvolunteers.com or contact Kelly Patterson at [email protected] or 803.522.4395. Volunteers will receive a free schooling pass for cross-country!

03/28/2018

Call for volunteers for the April 21st Horse Trials I/P-Starter! We are in need of jump judges and stewards. This is a great way to learn about horse trails and get a free xc schooling. Sign-up at eventingvolunteers.com or contact Kelly Patterson at [email protected] or 803.522.4395.

Photo Credit – Thomas Himmel
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Photo Credit – Thomas Himmel

02/15/2018

We will have permanent stabling for the March 3-4 event. I/P, Prelim and Training on Saturday will run Saturday. Sunday we will run Novice and Beginner Novice. Check back for updates! We are still taking late entries.

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3459 Charleston Hwy
Aiken, SC
29801

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